Sicca rupee

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an East Indian coin, valued nominally at about two shillings sterling, or fifty cents.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is the silver coin of Nepal, here termed Indermillee; each is in value worth about one-third of a sicca rupee, and they are cut into halves, third parts and quarters" (Turner, 1971, p.372).
Hastings was finally forced to advertise for the missing bureau in 1787, in the Calcutta Gazette, offering a reward of no less than two thousand sicca rupees to anyone who could give him information on its whereabouts.